Christine Perumal is the Director of the Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Project. She oversees a program consisting of attorneys and paralegals who focus on representing low-income survivors of intimate partner violence through a trauma-informed and culturally competent lens in Family, Supreme and the Integrated Domestic Violence Courts throughout the five boroughs in New York City. Christine was a former agency attorney at the Administration for Children's Services in the Family Court Legal Services division in Queens County. Christine was also a former co-founder/partner of Perumal & Vaz, PLLC, a law firm that focused solely on representing clients in Family and Supreme throughout New York City and Long Island. Christine is a member of the Lawyers Committee Against Domestic Violence in New York, the South Asian Indo-Caribbean Bar Association in Queens, the Queens Women’s Bar Association and the South Asian Bar Association of New York. Christine sits on the Advisory Board for Jahajee Sisters, a non-profit organization committed to developing leaders who organize against gender-based oppression and create paths for self-determination. Christine also sits on the Board for The Fund for Modern Courts which is a court reform organization that focuses on improvement of the New York State court system and advocating for diverse, highly qualified and independent judiciary.
Director, Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Project